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Introduction to Digital Assets and The Evolution of Money

Introduction to Digital Assets and The Evolution of Money May 20, 2024 In the rapidly evolving world of finance, digital assets have emerged as a transformative force. To understand their impact, it’s essential to grasp the evolution of money itself—from the ancient practice of barter to the rise of cryptocurrencies. This journey reveals the key […]

Is Airdrop Season Over?

Is Airdrop Season Over? May 11, 2024 Nearly “free” money? Too good to be true? Well, in crypto, the old adage did not always hold true, until very recently. Let’s dive in. What is an airdrop? A cryptocurrency airdrop is where community participants of a specific project receive tokens for completing certain tasks. Tasks may […]

Is Solana back on track?

Is Solana back on track? May 8, 2024 Solana is recovering from a combo of poor market sentiment the past 6 weeks coupled with network congestion issues that led challenges transacting on the Layer 1. That said, while volumes and fees are off the end of April lows, they are nowhere near mid-March levels, when […]

Smart Contracts: Bridging Traditional Industries and Blockchain Innovation

Smart Contracts: Bridging Traditional Industries and Blockchain Innovation April 30, 2024 Smart contracts are emerging as a pivotal technology in the blockchain arena, offering a compelling blend of automation, security, and efficiency. Defined as self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement embedded into code, they are designed to execute automatically when predetermined conditions are […]

Achieving Uniformity of Tokenized Money Through Smart Contracts

Achieving Uniformity of Tokenized Money Through Smart Contracts April 24, 2024 In a digital economy where the very concept of money is evolving, ensuring the uniformity of tokenized currencies is becoming increasingly crucial. Fireblocks’ recent white paper delves into how smart contracts can standardize the value of digital currencies like CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies), tokenized deposits, […]

Zero Knowledge Proofs: A Simple Guide to the Future of Privacy

Zero Knowledge Proofs: A Simple Guide to the Future of Privacy April 18, 2024 In a world where data breaches and privacy concerns are at the forefront of everyone’s mind, an exciting technology is making waves across various industries: Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKP). Let’s break down what this means in simple terms and explore why […]

Solana: We love, and hate you.

Solana: We love, and hate you. April 12, 2024 Solana, a leading Layer-1 blockchain, has been front and centre in 2024. Surging demand, largely driven by hot dogs, US presidents and cute dogs and cats has caused the network to slow to a crawl. But what has actually happened that led to a >75% of […]

The next step: Preparing for Bitcoin’s Fourth Halving and Beyond

The next step: Preparing for Bitcoin’s Fourth Halving and Beyond April 8, 2024 We are closing in on the fourth Bitcoin (BTC) halving. And while Vikara provides exposure to tokens outside BTC (and Ethereum (ETH)), BTC tends to lead alts…higher or lower. Thus, we figured it is a good time to take stock of where […]

Navigating the Tokenization Wave: BlackRock’s Bold Move

April 7, 2024 Navigating the Tokenization Wave: BlackRock’s Bold Move BlackRock’s recent introduction of a tokenized fund, which reportedly attracted $160 million in just a week, marks a pivotal moment in the financial sector’s embrace of digital assets. This significant development underscores the growing interest and confidence in tokenized funds, a domain where blockchain technology […]

Unveiling Ripple’s Contribution to Stablecoin Advancement

April 7, 2024 Unveiling Ripple’s Contribution to Stablecoin Advancement Stablecoins, designed to offer stability in the volatile crypto market, have garnered significant attention, as highlighted by Ripple’s introduction of a US dollar-pegged stablecoin. With Circle’s CEO Jeremy Allaire lauding Ripple’s compliance-first strategy, this development speaks volumes about the industry’s trajectory towards integrating these digital assets […]